• Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale
    Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj faced having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination "a neatly faced terrace"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Outline for arm positions, full face Outline for arm positions, full face
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St. Gérêon's, Cologne Facing St. Gérêon's, Cologne Facing
The sea-maiden with a wicked face The sea-maiden with a wicked face
Old-faced Type Old-faced Type
She saw a cat's face looking up at her She saw a cat's face looking up at her

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 60 muscles in the face
    • a Faced fāst Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular
    • faced Having a face; marked with a face, as a court-card.
    • faced Appearing as to the face; having a facial expression of a certain kind; looking.
    • faced Having the upper or outer surface dressed or smoothed: as, a faced stone.
    • faced Having the front, or some part of the front, covered with other material (see face, transitive verb, 3): said of garments, as a man's coat, a woman's gown, etc., and often used compounded with the name of the material: as, silk-faced; satin-faced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Four different people played the part of Darth Vader (body, face, voice, and breathing).
    • adj Faced having the outer surface dressed, with the front, as of a dress, covered ornamentally with another material
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Every man over forty is responsible for his face.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
    “A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.”
  • Nursery Rhyme
    Nursery Rhyme
    “What is your fortune, my pretty maid? My face is my fortune, Sir, she said.”
  • Proverb
    “The face is the index of the mind.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “God had given you one face, and you make yourself another. [Hamlet]”


About face - If someone changes their mind completely, this is an about face. It can be used when companies, governments, etc, change their position on an issue.
Cut off your nose to spite your face - If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset.
Egg on your face - If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed.
Face like thunder - If someone has a face like thunder, they are clearly very angry or upset about something.
Face only a mother could love - When someone has a face only a mother could love, they are ugly.
Face the music - If you have to face the music, you have to accept the negative consequences of something you have done wrong.
Face value - If you take something at face value, you accept the appearance rather than looking deeper into the matter.
Face your demons - If you face your demons, you confront your fears or something that you have been trying hard to avoid.
In the face of - If people act in the face of something, they do it despite it or when threatened by it.
In your face - If someone is in your face, they are direct and confrontational. (It is sometime written 'in yer face'colloquially)
Jam on your face - If you say that someone has jam on their face, they appear to be caught, embarrassed or found guilty.
Long face - Someone with a long face is sad or depressed about something.
Lose face - To lose one's reputation or standing is to lose face
On the face of it - This idiom is used when describing the way a situation appears, while allowing for the possibility that things may be different: On the face of it, the company looks very profitable. (The company appears to be very profitable, but this may not be the case.)
Plain as the nose on your face - If something is as plain as the nose on your face, it is very clear and obvious.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. face—L. ''facies'', form, face; perh. from facĕre, to make.


In literature:

A large, strong monkey face against blue, green, and yellow pillow faces.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
He had always been accustomed to facing the music, however unpleasant it might be; and he would face it now.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
His wide Indian face lit with an unusual smile.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Lydia sprang up, Ariadne still in her arms, and faced her for a long silent instant, searching her face with passion.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
He was possessed with a fierce desire to meet at least one of his foes face to face.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
At last, when he raised his eyes from the book to her face, that face was gone.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He went down the far side of the swell, passed a clump of bushes, and came face to face with Sylvia Morgan.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
There were sleepy faces and anxious faces, good faces and bad faces, young and old.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
For the look on her face was not one that a man loves to see in the face of his mother.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
A minute afterwards the young men stood face to face.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

Johnnie said it, Johnnie seekin
Sicht o' Mally's face,
Keekin i' the hedge o' holly
For a thinner place.
"Ower The Hedge" by George MacDonald
Through strange and lonely places
We glided thus for hours;
We saw no other faces
But the faces of the flowers.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
What face? Oh, heart-uplifting thought,
That face may dawn on me
Which Moses on the mountain sought,
God would not let him see!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Keep pure thy thoughts, for outward looks
Will then in beauty shine;
Although thy face be plain, 'twill be
A human face divine.
"Purity" by Thomas Frederick Young
She stood before him face to face,
With the sun-beam thwart her hand,
As on the gold of the Holy Place
The painted angels stand.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
A wisdom worthy of thy joy,
O great heart, read I as I ran;
Now, though men smite me on the face,
I cannot curse the face of man.
"E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

The human brain is good at identifying faces, but illusions can fool our "face sense".
Face-to-Face: Chuck Close's "Lucas, Paper/Pulp, 2006" is one of a series the artist did of artist Lucas Samaras.
Your article addressed a problem that most businesses face but few can face up to -- unfair competition from tax-exempt charities.
Upmarket Hotelier Faces Ruin After Website 'Red Flags Hotel' A businesswoman who operates a high-end hotel is facing financial ruin after a customer's positive online review on TripAdvisor was suspected of being written by management.
This week's new arrivals include two new faces and one face that had been up earlier in the season.
IN their long stretches at sea on this storied aircraft carrier, Chief Petty Officer Lance Lindley and Petty Officer Third Class Jacob Hickman rarely meet face to face.
Wednesday afternoon, Utica police responded to the call of two wild boar s in East Utica around Bleeker Street near Masonic Home, and when they arrived, were met face to face with a wild boar .
The world's biggest cruise lines have made their own computers shipshape against Year 2000 glitches but still face possible electronic squalls arising from problems faced by food vendors and other suppliers.
The faces of AIDS See images of the disease's global impact, including an orphaned girl in West Papua, some famous faces fighting the disease and advocates marching for change in Taiwan.
A split Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority voted 3-2 Dec 6 at a special meeting to try to repair a business relationship face-to-face rather than face a possible lawsuit.
Some Lockland residents were faced with a terrifying decision: Jump from their upper-story apartment or face a potentially deadly fire.
1997 deer hunting season brought witness face-to-face with ' ape -like' creature in Midland County.
Fitzgerald and his parents gave a face to face apology to the MU Black Culture Center Director Nathan Stephens MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said he accepts the apology , but the two students must still be responsible for their actions.
Applied Electronics has opened a southeast regional sales office located in central Florida in order to better serve the region's customers with more efficient customer service and face-to-face product demonstrations.
Now it's time to keep up the momentum by offering a job fair to bring applicants face to face with employers from across the valley.

In science:

In view of the previous discussion, the faces of T1 are exactly the previous subdivisions into faces fj of all faces F of T0 .
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
We place a dual vertex within each face of G, including the infinite face of G if G is finite.
The Random-Cluster Model
We say Z satisfies modulus m if Z 0 := Z |A1×(P1−{1})n is in good position with respect to all face maps, and if Z and the closures of all faces of Z 0 weakly satisfy modulus m.
The additive dilogarithm
Let ˜∆(v ) be the outer band of square faces around ∆(v )—i.e., the set of square faces of Zd that are incident to at least one vertex of ∆(v ) and at least one vertex of ∆(v )\∆(v ).
Random Surfaces
This group consists of all 24 permutations of four elements. A simple implementation of the octahedral POVM can be obtained by the orientation of the octahedron as shown in Figure 10 where the upper face with vertices 1–3 and the lower face with vertices 4–6 are perpendicular to the z -axis.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids